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Recommended Reads March 2019

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Izzy + Tristan

Author: Shannon Dunlap
Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
Published Date: 7th March 2019
RRP: £7.99

Tristan, a sixteen-year-old chess genius, lives with his Trinidadian aunt in a rapidly changing section of Brooklyn and uses his talent to earn money for his hustling cousin, Marcus. His world is turned upside-down when Izzy, a bright aspiring doctor raised on the Lower East Side, moves to the neighbourhood with her family, the first white family to settle on the block. A passionate romance springs up between the two, but they’re soon swept up in a series of escalating misfortunes: violent conflict between Marcus and Izzy’s twin brother; a twisted scheme of romantic deception devised by Izzy’s best friend Brianna; and a secret that tests the bond of the family loyalty and forces them to face impossible decisions.

Two Can Keep A Secret

Author: Karen McManus
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published Date: 10th January 2019
RRP: £7.99

A perfect town is hiding secrets. Two teenagers are dead. Two murders unsolved. And a killer who claims to be coming back. Ellery’s never been to Echo Ridge, but she’s heard all about it. It’s where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen’s murder five years ago made national news. And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab.

Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen’s death. His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace. His mother’s remarriage vaulted them to Echo’s Ridge upper crust, but it could all change when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again. And the return of Malcom’s brother doesn’t help matters. But his return is just coincidence... isn’t it? Ellery and Malcolm both know it’s hard to let go when you don’t have closure.

Then another girl disappears. As they race to unravel what happened, they realise every secret has layers in Echo Ridge. The truth might be closer to home than either of them want to believe. And somebody would kill to keep it hidden.

To Kill The Truth

Author: Sam Bourne
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Published Date: 21st February 2019
RRP: £12.99

Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes. Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs, lost for ever.

Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.

 As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with the slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War – but who stand to gain most from the chaos?